Category Archive: education

Jul 25 2014

College Quiz Reflects Actual Research; Student Freaks Out, Blames “Liberal Spin”

Ohio State, it seems to me, Despises Christianity; The answers to this latest quiz Are biased toward the way things is, Instead of, if I might be blunt, A bias toward the things I want— And so I’m going on the hunt. I’ll call the press, and force the prof To take this truthful question …

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Jul 21 2014

Unexpected Science: Sixth Grade Edition

Lionfish live in the ocean Little Lauren gets a notion: Might they live in rivers, too? Would they thrive in brackish water? Lauren, ichthyologist’s daughter, Knows just what to do Slowly starts desalination Learns some brand-new information Of which we’re now aware New understanding’s always great So, never underestimate The sixth-grade science fair! Via NPR, …

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May 30 2014

Utah Girls Have No Right To Bare Arms

The photos they saw Though they’d broken no law Still were setting off major alarms See, the dresses they chose Left their shoulders exposed! Utah girls have no right to bare arms! They were sleeveless—just straps, And they’d worn them, perhaps Many times, and encountered no harms But for yearbooks, their school Had a Mormon-based …

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Apr 16 2014

Ok, That’s A First

Twice today, students asked questions that I had previously examined on this blog, such that my immediate thought was “oh, I’ll just recite this verse”. Which, of course, I did not. I gave a nice, thorough, completely prose response. I need to get more people reciting my verses as answers to classroom questions, so that …

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Mar 07 2014

Opening College Doors To Cults?

I don’t like teaching; I don’t like students; I don’t know their faces; I don’t know their names. I don’t like service; I don’t like advising; I don’t like playing Departmental games My at-risk students Go unsupported A fully expected, If tragic, result— We must do something That costs me nothing: Let’s outsource the problem …

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Feb 27 2014

Bad News From North Carolina: Christian Love Strikes Again

I thought I saw an atheist Among the kids at school Who didn’t understand that, here, The Christian bullies rule You may call it “brave” or “foolish” But she dared to show her face I may have seen an atheist… They put her in her place. I thought I saw an atheist, According to report, …

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Feb 08 2014

Atheism In Virginia

The Telegraph (UK) has a really nice report on the state of atheism in the state of Virginia–including contrasting reports of Virginia Tech and Liberty University. The very real concerns of atheists in Virginia make me sad for them, but very happy I am in a considerably less religious state. Attached to the story is …

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Oct 25 2013

Lubbock Is Flat. Earth Is Not.

In Texas, a creationist once took a look around And he noticed that the world he saw was flat When you live your life in Lubbock, there are no hills to be found, And it’s Lubbock the creationist was at. And he looked around the grasslands, just as far as he could see, To the …

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Sep 30 2013

What? You Disagree With Me?

Professor Cuttlefish? I’m scared; I feel I might be unprepared— I understand your point, but see, I think I disagree! My other classes share a view That isn’t really shared by you It sometimes feels like splitting hairs, But really, I like theirs! I’ve got this fear I cannot mask So, much as I’m afraid …

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Sep 12 2013

Oh, Texas! Don’t Ever… Evolve.

The bible is my textbook; It’s the only one I need It’s got all the information That a person ought to read Any open-minded scientist Would certainly concede It’s a better book than Darwin’s is, by far! It’s the universe’s history— All several thousand years— And it shows how evolution’s Not as strong as it …

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